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barbbaldwin12

barbbaldwin12
Date Joined: September 7, 2012
Last Online: July 19, 2017
Birthday: August 20
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a fairly new quilter - I love listening to the quilting podcasts & just joined here after hearing about the fun stuff they've done.

I like paper arts & stamping as well, but mainly I sew & quilt. I love the cool colors for myself: blues, greens & blacks, but all the quilts I've made so far this year have been bright colors: red, orange & yellow.

By day I'm a graphic designer, so I think I get to be a little more particular than most when putting together a quilt. But it's been fun so far!

Favorite Books

I love reading! I love settling down into a comfy chair with a book in my hands.

Mostly I like reading mysteries, but lately I've been getting into some other types of fiction & non-fiction.

I just finished re-reading the Sookie Stackhouse novels. And every couple of years I re-read the Mrs. Polifax books - I love them more each time I read them. I just finished up two Inspector Singh books, I found them good, too.

I just started reading the Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, it's interesting so far.

I want to read the new Michael Chabon book, I really enjoy his voice. I'm also curious about the Richard Castle books: a friend recommends them, but you never know...

Favorite Movies

I like watching movies - it's hard to pick one favorite.

I recently got the Mel Brooks collection: they're brilliant. I also make sure to go see any Steve Martin film.

I mostly like comedies: I've always loved Radioland Mystery - even if no one else did. Bridesmaid. Airplane. Death at a funeral. The Hangover(s). Tucker & Dale vs Evil.

But I'll go for action movies, too, like Taken, Xmen, The Avengers, etc.

Favorite Crafts

OoOOh, I also love crafting.

As I mentioned, I've just started quilting & that's been a fun adventure. But I love making homemade stuff on my sewing machine for other people - mostly for my two favorite people: my niece & nephew.

I've always had an interest in the print arts, and I used to be very into cards & scrapbooking. If I won the lotto, I'd totally make over a room in my new mansion into a Martha-inspired studio. But my stamping obsession is pretty much always going to be there. I'm a doodler & I've just started to get into watercolor.

I'm pretty handy, and I can hang out on pinterest for hours. But I usually think, "Hmm, how can I make that/or make it better..."

Swapping!

I just finished up my very first swap! It was fun to put something together - I hope they like it & I can't wait to get something great in the mail.

After reading their profiles, though, I realized I filled mine out totally wrong. So here's what I picked up from reading their profile:

Favorite color: Green. No, wait, blue. Maybe Orange. I love bright colors!

Favorite Style: I like homemade stuff. My SIL makes beautiful handmade cards that I covet. I love seeing people be able to craft something wonderful.

Pets: My hubby is allergic, so we don't have any. If I could I'd have a houseful.

Postcards: I love funny postcards & stuff from different places. I love castles, sunflowers, and ships on postcards. And ducks.

Collections: I collect Fluer-di-lis related stuff (I feel it's mandatory as soon as you move anywhere near New Orleans), rubber duckies, star wars/ space sci-fi stuff, and watercolors. And WONDER WOMAN! Seriously, she's awesome.

Tea: I like light teas, I'm not so into the darker ones. Moroccan mint is a favorite, but then again, so is sleepytime. :)

ATC: This is one of the first times I've run into them, I think they are totally awesome. I may have to try making one...

Ratings

Artsynerdgirl rated for AI: Blind Contour with color on Apr 28, 2016
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Comment: This swap was SO GREAT! I love that you did Warf (or Woof, as Luxuanna would say) Lovely job. Thanks so much !
Misskrueger1428 rated for Five Elements - Water on Mar 9, 2015
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Comment: Love it! Love the card thanks for the tip on the parades!!! Sounds exciting!!
ladydy5 rated for Be an Illustrator - USA on Mar 5, 2015
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Comment: Thanks and info on illustrator you like.
graciepie49 rated for Draw a ......label on Jul 22, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card :)
Jazz rated for Famous Artist - Georges Seurat on Aug 12, 2013
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Comment: Thanks Barb,rcd today,a little bit of New Orleans for my collection! thanks for cards and quilt one lovely!
gmaw2jman rated for Draw a .......vegetable USA only on Jul 23, 2013
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Comment: Love this ATC. So creative. Made me smile. Thank you
smoothquilter rated for SGS - Pincushion Swap on Apr 26, 2013
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Comment: Hi Barbara, got the gorgeous pincushion today and the cute pins. The gripper is very useful ; thank you. Would love to go to Nashville one day! cheers Celia
QuilterinMotion rated for SGS - Pincushion Swap on Apr 17, 2013
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Comment: Thank you! It's a beautiful pincushion and brightens my table. A lovely addition to my collection.
gemmy1 rated for Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - USA #4 on Mar 8, 2013
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Comment: I love your fabrics! It felt like looking through mine. :)
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willap rated for Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - USA #4 on Mar 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of squares. I will be putting them in my charm quilt. I like the brown decorated envelope. I will be copying that idea. Willa
Response: Super! Glad I could inspire you, enjoy the squares. :)
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Comment: Thanks just received it!
lmarchbanks rated for Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - USA on Feb 6, 2013
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Comment: Thank you--lovely fabrics
JLVerde rated for Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - USA on Feb 6, 2013
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Comment: Great fabrics. I really appreciate how well they were cut, too. Nice and even and so selvages (selvages in such small squares make me nuts). Thanks.
carolannez rated for Scrap Vomit Squares Pack - USA on Feb 6, 2013
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Comment: love the fabrics, I call them charm squares instead of vomit scraps. I know there is supposed to be a story behind the name, but I'm not sure of it. So I won't pass idle gossip. LOL. Happy quilting.
qltnrt rated for Draw This Word - Handmade PC/Card #7 on Jan 28, 2013
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Comment: Loved your PC . Perfect way to describe the word.
Shevvy rated for Draw This Word - Handmade PC/Card #6 on Jan 16, 2013
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Comment: Amazing... Thats all I can say...what a totally fabulous piece of unique art... So you mind if I send a photo of it to the coordinator? Its fabulous, thank you so much!
Response: Thanks! I had fun making it - I love how it looked. I sent it to her already, it was on her blog, but thanks for offering to scan it. Such a great swap - I love the ones she does.
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Comment: Loved your entries, you can tell you are a graphic designer with your journal entries, very cool.
BluGinhm rated for Take A Photo Swap #4 - on Jan 2, 2013
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Comment: Love the photo and the neat information on the Bonfires!
lilacnyellow rated for Handmade Postcard Swap on Dec 31, 2012
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Comment: thanks

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Comments

ladydy5 on Mar 7, 2016:

Thanks for your postcard. You are doing quite well so continue on and join inn our Artistically Inclined group swaps now. Been awhile

Mona on May 21, 2013:

Please let me know if you received your journal.

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